Saturday, January 26, 2013


Today is a GREAT day!
Every year on January 26th we celebrate one of the most important dates ever.
The day we got her.
Long XiaoHua.
My sweet little flower.

Three years ago we got the spunkiest, loudest, bravest, smartest, bossiest, most wonderful 5 1/2 year old ever.  And our lives have changed for the BETTER!  It chokes me up every time I think about how much I love her.

Although the first few hours were very rough for her on this day three years ago, this might be her favorite day of the year.  She LOVES Gotcha Day!  She puts it on her school calendar and counts down the days!  When she came down this morning she looked at me with wide eyes and a big grin just waiting for me to say, "Happy Gotcha Day!!"  She did the same to her dad.

Izzy then:

Izzy now: